Water is heated to near boiling inside the degasser. Pre-heating allows dissolved gases and organics to vaporize. Counter-flowing steam, air, or gas discharges these contaminants out of the degasser. The degasser waste stream is collected and condensed for disposal.
After degassing, water moves into the distiller where it is converted into steam. The SSI Core™ operates close to atmospheric pressure with a small number of low-pressure pumps in the entire system. However, it is also possible to configure SSI systems with vacuum.
After leaving the distiller, steam and mist droplets enter the demister, where they are separated using a patent-pending process. Droplets are discharged from the demister.
Ultra-clean steam then condenses into product water.